Publishing Layoffs Hitting Comics Field
The layoffs around publishing are starting to seep into the comics field as the various companies tighten their headcount. Marvel was among the earliest companies to act, trimming in their digital area. TokyoPop laid off seven people in November. Last week reported that Devil’s Due laid off two and their CEO, PJ Bickett stepped down in addition to trims at Wizards of the Coast and Pocket Books.
Now word is that McFarlane Toys has laid off as many as a dozen people. Also, Casey Seijas, a terrific guy and former editor at Vertigo, was let go from MTV’s Splash Page, just one of 850 leaving Viacom in a wave. Former ComicMixer Rick Marshall remains in place.